What is retinography?
Retinography consists of a digital colour photograph of the retina, that is, the back of the eye. By means of this technique it is possible to identify the blood vessels, record the appearance of the optic nerve of the retina and detect possible changes or findings.
Retinography is a simple and painless test and can be carried out on anyone, regardless of age. It is especially recommended for people over 45 years of age, people with diabetes or hypertension, people with myopia or people with a family history of eye diseases.
What is it used for
This test is used to detect retinal pathologies and to monitor glaucoma. Some of the most common diseases are:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Hypertensive retinopathy
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Retinal detachment